Anger is an emotion that we all have, and, contrary to popular belief, there is nothing wrong with experiencing anger, it is very simply a part of being human. From this point of view, it is not necessary, nor is it preferable or possible, to stop feeling angry. Instead, we must learn to be with the anger in effective ways, letting it tell us what it needs to say and then choosing how we want to respond to this experience. There are many situations in life that invite anger to appear, and often it makes complete sense, when we look into it, to feel this way. However, the tendency is to let anger dictate our behaviors, and this is where we can get into trouble. Therefore, rather than getting angry with anger and trying to not feel what we feel, my approach is to assist people in feeling what they feel and then tapping into their preferred response so that they can learn to effectively take care of whatever situation requires their attention.
In this way, I work with individuals and couples in the typical therapy format, as well as men in a group format as described below. While I fully understand that women also struggle with managing their emotional responses, I do not have a women’s group option at this point. I hope to at some time soon.
Court Approved Domestic Violence/Anger Management Classes for Males
Thursday – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
These are open groups and meet the requirements for the 52 week Domestic Violence program as mandated by the probation department. For those seeking the 12-week Anger Management component, you will be invited into these groups, if space is available, as the content is the same. If there is more interest in Anger Management, and space is unavailable in the groups listed above, I will consider adding a dedicated Anger Management Group.
This location is a satellite to the Center for Mindful Relationships (https://cfmrsandiego.com/), which oversees this Domestic Violence Program.